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Claire McCarthy, MD

Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Claire McCarthy, MD, is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. In addition to being a senior faculty editor for Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. McCarthy writes about health and parenting for Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston.com, and the Huffington Post.

Posts by Claire McCarthy, MD

What is a tongue-tie? What parents need to know featured image

Child & Teen Health

What is a tongue-tie? What parents need to know

Do toddler formulas deliver on nutrition claims? featured image

Child & Teen Health

Do toddler formulas deliver on nutrition claims?

Do children get migraine headaches? What parents need to know featured image

Child & Teen Health

Do children get migraine headaches? What parents need to know

Navigating middle school is tough: How parents can help featured image

Child & Teen Health

Navigating middle school is tough: How parents can help

The new RSV shot for babies: What parents need to know featured image

Child & Teen Health

The new RSV shot for babies: What parents need to know

Chronic stomach pain in children: What's the most common cause? featured image

Child & Teen Health

Chronic stomach pain in children: What's the most common cause?

Tourette syndrome: Understanding the basics featured image

Child & Teen Health

Tourette syndrome: Understanding the basics

Ringworm: What to know and do featured image

Child & Teen Health

Ringworm: What to know and do

Play helps children practice key skills and build their strengths featured image

Child & Teen Health

Play helps children practice key skills and build their strengths

Swimming and skin: What to know if a child has eczema featured image

Child & Teen Health

Swimming and skin: What to know if a child has eczema

Lead poisoning: What parents should know and do featured image

Child & Teen Health

Lead poisoning: What parents should know and do

Helping children make friends: What parents can do featured image

Child & Teen Health

Helping children make friends: What parents can do

Does your child need to gain weight? featured image

Child & Teen Health

Does your child need to gain weight?

Why play? Early games build bonds and brain featured image

Child & Teen Health

Why play? Early games build bonds and brain

New pediatric guidelines on obesity in children and teens featured image

Child & Teen Health

New pediatric guidelines on obesity in children and teens

Curbing nearsightedness in children: Can outdoor time help? featured image

Child & Teen Health

Curbing nearsightedness in children: Can outdoor time help?

Sibling rivalry is normal — but is it helpful or harmful? featured image

Child & Teen Health

Sibling rivalry is normal — but is it helpful or harmful?

Concerned about your child's development? featured image

Child & Teen Health

Concerned about your child's development?

How to help your preschooler sleep alone featured image

Child & Teen Health

How to help your preschooler sleep alone

New advice on melatonin use in children featured image

Child & Teen Health

New advice on melatonin use in children

Asking about guns in houses where your child plays featured image

Child & Teen Health

Asking about guns in houses where your child plays

Monkeypox: What parents need to know featured image

Child & Teen Health

Monkeypox: What parents need to know

Polio: What parents need to know now featured image

Child & Teen Health

Polio: What parents need to know now

A refresher on childhood asthma: What families should know and do featured image

Child & Teen Health

A refresher on childhood asthma: What families should know and do

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